Connect a Micro-Generator
Micro-Generator is a source of electrical energy which operates in parallel with ESB Networks LV System and rated up to and including:
- 25 amperes (6kW) at low voltage [230 volts] when the connection is single phase
- 16 amperes(11kW) at low voltage [230/400 volt] when the connection is three-phase
Note: for connections made after September 2018 some Distribution Code conditions may change, arising from the need to be aligned with European Network Codes. For more information on this see our European Network Codes page.
European Network Codes
Types of Micro-Generators
The following are examples of different types of Micro-Generators:
- Wind-power (Turbines)
- Solar-power (PV panels)
- Small hydroelectric schemes
- Micro combined-heat-and-power (CHP)
- Combined renewable Micro Generator and storage systems
Standby Generators cannot be used to sell electricity to the electricity grid. If you wish to connect a generator with an output greater than that for micro-generation, go to connect a wind farm or other renewable generator.